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Miami Dolphins activate Dion Jordan for game against Jacksonville Jaguars

Dion Jordan, coming off two drug-related suspensions by the NFL, said he has come back to the Dolphins with a ‘clear mind.’
Dion Jordan, coming off two drug-related suspensions by the NFL, said he has come back to the Dolphins with a ‘clear mind.’ Miami Herald Staff

Dion Jordan is finally back. How much he will actually play from scrimmage Sunday in Jacksonville, however, remains to be seen.

The Dolphins activated the second-year defensive end from the reserve-suspended list Saturday, suggesting he will suit up for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

To make room, the team cut receiver Damian Williams.

Jordan returned to practice last week after serving a six-game ban for multiple failed drug tests. He worked with the defensive line and on special teams. He apparently showed enough throughout the week that coaches trust him to play at full speed.

League rules allowed Miami a week's grace period to decide what to do with Jordan, suspended the season's first six games after failing multiple drug tests. They could have kept him off the 53-man roster for another week, but decided the time was now for his return.

Coaches will likely work him back into the rotation slowly. Despite his first-round pedigree, Jordan is likely behind at least three defensive ends on the depth chart: Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon and Derrick Shelby.

Jordan hasn't played in a real game since last December. He did appear in all four preseason games, finishing the exhibition schedule with six tackles and a sack.

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